|Summer Night, 1913, Albert Bloch|
Between wakefulness and sleep
I wander an incensed path
of no recriminations,
Search for a utopia
with no peaks, no valleys
in which to fall victim.
Somnolently I utter devotions
trusting my sweet Lady
will faithfully deliver
to our Almighty Father
as I drift off.
by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, September 3, 2012
This is for The Mag #133, photo prompt above - I had a hard time getting a grasp on this one. I do love a rosary and novena every once in a while, but I do have difficulty staying awake! I heard once as a little girl that if one truly falls asleep, it "counts". I'm not certain if good intentions are enough, but I certainly hope so. ;)
This is also linked with Imaginary Garden with Real Toads "Open Link Night".
a little extra for those who are curious (and I thought this was a pretty good short explanation from Wikipedia):
The practice of saying novenas is not explicitly derived from Holy Scripture, but was rather influenced by an early Greek and Roman custom performed by families consisting of nine days of mourning, then followed by a feast after the death of a loved one.
The practice was later adopted by newly converts to the Roman Catholic faith who associated a pious event of the Twelve Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Upper Room as they prayed for nine days until the Holy Spirit descended on the Feast of the Pentecost. In the New Testament, this biblical event is often quoted from Acts of the Apostles, 1:12 - 2:5.